A 26 year old Pakistani Muslim woman has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani court, after finding her guilty of insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.
The accuser is someone she reportedly meet on a gaming app in 2019, who she then communicated with on Whatsapp and facebook..
Aneeqa Atteeq who is 26 has been convicted and sentenced in Rawalpindi after her accuser made the complaint under Pakistan’s cybercrime and blasphemy laws.
Her accuser who is also a Pakistani said that she had sent blasphemous caricatures of prophets and made remarks about the ‘Holy Personages’ on WhatsApp while also using facebook account to post blasphemous material to other people.
What she has been charged with by the court is “deliberately and intentionally defile(d) sacred righteous personalities and insulted the religious beliefs of Muslims”.
Atteeq who is a practising Muslim, has denied the charges, she told the court that her accuser deliberately drawn her into a religious conversation, so he could collect evidence on her in “revenge” after she refused to be friendly with him.
Lawyer Syeda Rashida Zainab who is representing Atteeq’s, said that she couldn’t comment on the judgment “as the issue is very sensitive”
Atteeq was also fined and sentenced to 20 years in Jail, along with the death sentence.
Lahore High Court still has to confirm the sentence and Atteeq will have the right to appeal.